WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Rose’s yoga teaching created space in my body so that I could step fully into the world as myself. I felt acceptance, connection and that everything was ok. It was like light flowing in..”
— Kate, Musician
Yoga with Rose Richardson
I have been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and I cannot imagine a life without it. It is the most extraordinary gift, teaching me daily where to put my attention, where to slow down, and how to endeavour to find balance navigating the high seas and capricious weather that is life.
I am trained in Integral Yoga, which incorporates Asana, meditation, mantra and mudra. I have been blessed to work with many teachers over the years, and am especially grateful to John Stirk for his wisdom and deep heart guidance.
I enjoy teaching small groups as this allows me to listen to your needs and facilitate the strength and growth of each individuals’ practice, and that of the group. I think our bodies are amazing! I hope through my teaching I will encourage you to listen lovingly to your body, your beautiful
"Stretching out in a supportive corpse pose, Sivasana, limbs limp, breath quiet, thoughts drifting by. The teacher’s voice gently guiding me. Traces of the day fade away…"
Yoga nidra is a sublime practice which uniquely unwinds the nervous system, which is the foundation of the body’s well being
It is gaining popularity the world over as a means to treat depression, anxiety, trauma, insomnia, and other stress-related illnesses.
This wonderfully enriching practice can sooth and nourish one's everyday experience of life resulting in increased energy and a greater sense of peace and well-being. It has its roots in a philosophy called Sankhya, first written down around 700 BC.
Patanjali and the Buddha were some of its more famous proponents.
How is it practised?
During the practice, we turn our attention inwards, and we learn to surf between the states of wakefulness and sleep. Here, our body finds its natural state of equilibrium - the breath balances and becomes quiet, unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind reveal themselves, and we fall into an innate state of deep, blissful awareness.
It is meditation at it’s most simple and profound.
Just 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep
By slowing down and taking the focus to the breath, through the use of Asana (poses), meditation and deep relaxation, we learn to connect to our body’s needs and innate inner wisdom. We come home.
Asana practice, as well as strengthening and toning the body, opens up the body’s energy systems and nurtures and massages the inner organs. This makes for a strong inner core from which we can expand.
Expansion, making space within and without.
Making space around the cells and around the heart, between the vertebrae and inside the shoulders.
Space for anxiety, pain and tension to expand into, and soften.
Space for joy to enter.
Expansion also means for happy cells! Happy cells mean deep inner and outer beauty, health and physical well-being. Stress is reduced and sleep and mental clarity improved, energy’s increased; it’s a win-win situation!